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The Sette Giugno riots commemorated in Xaghra ceremony

The Committee for National and Regional Celebrations within the Ministry for Gozo in collaboration with the Xaghra Local Council organised a joint commemorative ceremony on Thursday morning, to commemorate the four Maltese victims who died during the 7th June 1919 riots. During these riots, which were caused by the fact that the British Government did [...]
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MEPA renews PP for the Metropolis Development Project

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board earlier today renewed planning permission for the development of three high quality, tall buildings as part of the Metropolis Development Project in Gzira. MEPA said that this high-rise development will include the construction of 191 high quality residential units, spread over three buildings, ancillary amenities for residents [...]
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Birkirkara RL off to a good start with 50-20 defeat of Gozo

Birkirkara RL opened their MRL Dove Men+Care Championship account and shot to the top of the ladder with an impressive 50-20 defeat of Gozo RL. Birkirkara welcomed Malta international Dylan Frendo who returned to the club from Australia, but it was skipper Christian Briffa who stole the show for the newcomers. The leaner Briffa crossed [...]
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The outlook for the economy is promising – Finance Minister

The Government said in a statement today that it welcomes the economic results achieved during the first three months of this year, whereby the Maltese economy registered an increase of 1.6% in real terms compared to the corresponding quarter last year. The Finance Ministry is “confident that the Maltese economy can keep on growing once [...]
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Ramla Bay saved with the revocation of planning permits

A saga that has gone on for almost six years to save Ramla Bay from the development of villas instead of Ulysses Lodge is over, the NGO Save Ramla has said that “the site is saved from destruction.” This was confirmed in recent days through communication from the Chairman of Malta Environment and Planning Authority [...]
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Black-winged Stilt chicks hatch at Ghadira Nature Reserve

On Thursday morning, BirdLife volunteers at Ghadira Nature Reserve caught the first glimpses (and snapped the first photos) of the newest arrivals to the protected wetland: three Black-winged Stilt chicks from one of the three nests in the reserve this year. Immediately they hatched the chicks were off the nest and walking around by the [...]
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“Public transport is critical for the tourism industry” – MHRA

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) today held a meeting with Arriva during which a frank discussion was held addressing various issues including the summer bus schedule postponement and initiatives which the bus company is undergoing to enhance its service delivery. Mr Richard Hall, Arriva CEO presented an up-date of the ongoing changes being [...]
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900th anniversary exhibition on the Order of St John

The Minister for Education, Evarist Bartolo, will on Friday morning, be officially inaugurating the exhibition ‘TUITIO FIDEI ET OBSEQUIUM PAUPERUM – the Sovereign Military Order of Malta 1113-2013,’ that has been mounted by the National Library of Malta, under the auspices of Malta Libraries, to commemorate the 900th anniversary from the foundation of the Order [...]
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MHRA urges hoteliers not to discount rates this summer

Tourist arrivals in the first quarter this year increased by 6.1 per cent over the same period last year but there was a drop in four and five-star hotel occupancy, according to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants survey published recently. Guest nights increased by 12.7 per cent and tourist spend by 8.9 per cent. However, [...]
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Gozo school award ‘The Whole Town’s On Board – Are You?’

The EkoSkola Committee of Gozo College, Victoria yesterday was presented with an award in the YRE-Wrigley Litterless campaign, by the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change Leo Brincat. In the section for Articles 11-14 years, the EkoSkola Committee. Gozo College, Victoria was placed 1st nationally and 3rd place Internationally with their entry [...]
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2 Gozo schools win ‘Young Reporters for the Environment’

In a ceremony held on Wednesday morning at Xrobb l-Ghagin Park and Sustainable Development Centre, 8 Maltese students were presented with various awards for their journalistic entries that placed amongst the top entries submitted from ten countries, two schools from Gozo were among the winners. In the section for Articles 11-14 years, the EkoSkola Committee. [...]
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Malta’s GDP went up 3.7% in Q1, in real terms by 1.6%

Provisional estimates indicate that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter amounted to €1,654.8 million, an increase of 3.7 per cent compared to the corresponding quarter last year. In real terms, GDP went up by 1.6 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today. During the first quarter, growth in gross value added [...]
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Gozo University Group in first meeting with Gozo Minister

As part of a series of meetings with the new Government The Gozo University Group held a meeting with the Minister for Gozo, Dr. Anton Refalo. The cordial meeting started with the President Ryan Mercieca, introducing the organisation and giving an overview of the achievements of the past two years. These included, the possibility for [...]
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Minister states Government commitment to safeguard trees

The Environment Minister Leo Brincat addressing a public consultation meeting on the preservation of trees reiterated the Government’s commitment on protecting trees, saying that “Labour’s electoral pledge number 56: was to continually safeguard existent trees and incentivise the planting of new ones, especially indigenous trees and that it was his duty and obligation to carry [...]
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